Holly Sherwood


Holly Sherwood

Holly Sherwood is an American rock vocalist best known for her work with producer/rock composer Jim Steinman, providing both lead and backing vocals. Her voice is very distinctive, having an incredible operatic range and being somewhat husky.

Broadway

Sherwood was a child actor at an early age on Broadway, with leading roles. She worked with Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Besides her work with Steinman, she has recorded backing vocals for Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Tyler, Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, as well as performing with Joe Cocker and Arlo Guthrie.

Godspell

In 1972, she sang the song " [http://www.poparchives.com.au/feature.php?id=37 Day By Day] " from the Rock opera musical "Godspell" on Broadway. Her version rose to position [http://oh.is.it/music/charts.php?viewArtist=1175 29] on the UK and Billboard [http://www.everyhit.com/retrocharts/1972-MarchA.html charts] .

In the 1970s, she performed a duet with Leonard Coleman Boone called "There's No Me Without You".

Jim Steinman

In 1983, she performed backup vocals for Bonnie Tyler on the Jim Steinman produced album "Faster Than the Speed of Night". She also provided the background vocals for other songs on the album, including the smash hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart". Rory Dodd also of Fire Inc. sang the identifiable "Turn Around" part on that song. Holly Sherwood also performed the vocal wail at the end of the title song, which is a true testament of her vocal capacity.

Fire Inc.

She sang with "Bat out of Hell" veteran Rory Dodd in the fake band Fire Inc. that was put together by Jim Steinman for two songs in the "Rock & Roll Fable" movie "Streets of Fire". Her performance for the two songs "Nowhere Fast" and "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" were dubbed over Diane Lane's in the movie.

These two songs are considered among the best works of composer Jim Steinman. Fire Inc., although not an actual band, still enjoys a small cult following to this day.

Pandora's Box

Sherwood was the lead singer on the track "Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)" that was released on the album "Original Sin" by Pandora's Box, a group formed by Steinman in 1989.

She owns an art gallery called Sherwood Gallery in Bernalillo, New Mexico, where she among other things sells jewelry with prices ranging from $10 to $10,000.

ee also

*Wagnerian Rock

External links

*imdb name|id=1210804|name=Holly Sherwood
* [http://www.jimsteinman.com/bloodrel.htm A Blood Relation at JimSteinman.com]
* [http://www.geocities.com/steinmanfan/html/otherartists.html Related Artists]
* [http://www.sandovalsignpost.com/apr02/html/sandoval_arts.html Holly Sherwood at the Sandoval Arts]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sherwood (surname) — Sherwood is a surname, and may refer to* Adrian Sherwood * Alf Sherwood, Welsh footballer * Allan Sherwood * Bill Sherwood * Billy Sherwood, musician and one time member of the band Yes * Brad Sherwood * Brandi Sherwood, former Miss USA and Miss… …   Wikipedia

  • Sherwood — ist der Name folgender Orte: Sherwood (Arkansas) Sherwood (Iowa) Sherwood (Maryland) Sherwood (Michigan) Sherwood Township (Michigan) Sherwood (North Dakota) Sherwood (Defiance County), Dorf in Ohio Sherwood (Hamilton County), statistischer Ort… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Holly (name) — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Holly imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = Female meaning = Holen region = origin = Old English related names = footnotes = Holly is a given name that has feminine use. The name derives from the name of… …   Wikipedia

  • Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell — (February 1849 22 July 1883) was a female author of America s Gilded Age. She is highly significant both as an author a and a feminist icon in an age when it was difficult for women to break away from the accepted norm of husband and household… …   Wikipedia

  • Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young — was first performed by Fire Inc. in 1984 for a rock film called Streets of Fire. Cover versions of this song have also been recorded by Japanese singer Megumi Shiina, and for the musical Tanz der Vampire/Dance of the Vampires . The song was… …   Wikipedia

  • Jim Steinman — Infobox Musical artist Name = Jim Steinman Img capt = Steinman in January 2005 at Joe s Pub in New York City. Background = non performing personnel Birth name = James Richard Steinman Alias = Born = Birth date and age|mf=yes|1947|11|01 Died =… …   Wikipedia

  • Nowhere Fast — This article is about the song by Fire Inc.. For the song by The Smiths with the same name, see Meat Is Murder. Nowhere Fast Single by Fire Inc. from the album Streets of Fire Released 1984 …   Wikipedia

  • Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) — This article refers to the song written by Jim Steinman, not the song performed by Modern Talking. Infobox Single Name = Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) [ Artist = Pandora s Box from Album = Original Sin Released = Format = [… …   Wikipedia

  • Original Sin (Album) — Original Sin Studioalbum von Pandora’s Box Veröffentlichung 1989 Label Caroline Records, Virgin UK (EMI) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Original Sin (álbum) — Este artículo o sección sobre música necesita ser wikificado con un formato acorde a las convenciones de estilo. Por favor, edítalo para que las cumpla. Mientras tanto, no elimines este aviso puesto el 9 de septiembre de 2008. También puedes… …   Wikipedia Español